so it’s true, we have finally settled on a boy name – should we blessed by blue, come June.
but nope. we’re not telling.
however, i must say- that journey to find the right boy’s name was an interesting one.
as i may have mentioned previously, i decided years ago on the girl’s name… and made it clear that there was no negotiating on that.
so, one would think, since i chose the girl’s name, i should be kind enough to let AJ pick the boy’s name.
yes, but that would be assuming that i play fair – which, of course, i do not.
i had known for a long time that AJ had really enjoyed a certain boy’s name that really just made me say ‘ick” every time i heard it. i don’t care if it was used in a Legendary Waterfall movie with a certain hottie actor. i still felt that name was girly and i wasn’t having it.
i tried to be sweet. i tried offering alternatives.
then i would get my nose out of joint. why didn’t he like my names? hrumph!
then i started to make a game out of it.
STRONG NAMES OF MYTH
(We already have a THOR, so why not add another God-like presence?)
SPORTS FIGURES – HUSKERS
– Ndamukong (my personal fave)
SPORTS FIGURES – OTHER
– LaDainian (or really, just add a “La” to anything on the list)
– Ocho Cinco
oh, the games we played… and still were at a stalemate.
the one morning, AJ asked what i thought of a certain name. I calmed myself and tried not to noticeably wrinkle my nose and said…. “hmmm… i’ll think about it.”
later that day i texted, “That name isn’t all that bad…”
but later that day i made one more push for AJ to consider the name Ryder.
there was the nose wrinkle.
so i thought on it, and suddenly a longer version of his choice came to mind, well, it just seemed right. it seemed perfect.
i found the right time to spring my variation on him, and he said, “That’s it. (said name outloud). Yep. I like it!”
so, we have a name.
and i may, or may not have already given you a hint to what it is! (tee hee)